The doc.funds PhD program "IGDT - integrating multimodal strategies for clinical research", funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and run by Tyrolean universities, will support young scientists from the natural sciences and medicine in the fast-growing field of digital medical imaging and image-guided interventions.
The doctoral program offers a wide range of compulsory and selectable training courses geared towards imparting medical expertise to scientists and methods from the natural sciences to doctors.
A unique feature of this training and research program is the cooperation of various disciplines and the merging of the further development of medical imaging for diagnosis with the establishment of image-guided minimally invasive therapies. The project is aimed at both medical professionals and scientists.
In addition to the ten positions funded by the FWF, the Medical University of Innsbruck provides substantial support to this training and research initiative: It is investing in four further PhD positions and the associated training costs. The Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck is also making a PhD position available for the project's entire duration. UMIT TIROL will provide direct support in the form of half a PhD position. A total of 15 PhD students will research new medical imaging forms and their diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The project has a budget of 2 million euros and is designed to run for four years.